The Cancer Care Center at Doctors Hospital is accredited by the Commission on Cancer by the American College of Surgeons. The cancer program performance report issued an approval award with six commendations. The Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.
Doctors Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission. Accreditation from this organization is a nationwide seal of approval that indicates the hospital complies with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care and is committed to continually improving patient care.
The Joint Commission has also developed criteria for organizations to become certified in specific diseases or conditions. Doctors Hospital has earned the gold seal of approval in three disease specific areas:
Primary Stroke Center
Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement
This additional distinction means that our medical professionals and our facility provide an advanced level of care by meeting requirements in three key areas: compliance with national standards, use of evidenced-based clinical practice guidelines, and having an organized approach to performance improvement.
What’s in it for You?
Doctors Hospital was the first in the region to post
average ER wait times on billboards, online and via
text messaging, providing patients with the most
updated information to make an informed decision
when minutes matter. For average ER wait times,
text ER to 23000. Message and data rates may apply. For more info visit texterhelp.com.
Access to 9-1-1,
library and more are available through an iTriage
app for iPhone and Android users, bringing highly
relevant information to patients when they need it.
Download the iTriage app for free at www.itriagehealth.
Operating room tracking screens at Doctors
Hospital allow family and friends in the surgical
waiting areas to receive up-to-the-minute status
updates on their loved ones. While the screens do
not affect patient outcomes, they provide comfort
and assurance to friends and family. We believe that
is also a part of quality patient care.
An electronic medication administration barcode
system is in place to ensure that patients at Doctors
Hospital always receive the correct medication
and dosage. Similarly, a barcode system also
ensures accurate blood and blood production
Our Commitment to
Quality Health Care
Doctors Hospital is recognized by
HealthGrades, the nation’s leading
independent healthcare ratings company,
for the highest rated care in Total Knee
Replacement (2009-2011); Total Joint
Replacement (2009-2011); Hip Fracture Repair
(2009-2011) and Overall Orthopedic Services (2009-
2011). Doctors Hospital was also the recipient of the
HealthGrades Surgery Excellence Award (2009-2011).
Doctors Hospital has received Chest Pain Center
Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain
Centers. As an accredited chest pain center,
Doctors Hospital ensures that patients who
come to the hospital complaining of chest
pain or discomfort are given the immediate treatment
necessary to avoid as much heart damage as possible.
Doctors Hospital is a 2009 Silver award-winning
Get With the Guidelines®-Stroke hospital and was
recognized nationally in Stroke and U.S. News & World
Report as a recipient of this prestigious honor. Get
With The Guidelines® is a program that helps ensure
consistent application of the most recent American
Heart Association/American Stroke Association
scientific guidelines for patient treatment.
The UnitedHealth Premium surgical spine specialty
centers are selected using evidenced-based criteria
from current literature or standards developed by
national organizations such as the Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services and The Leapfrop Group.
The Center of Distinction designation is based on
rigorous, clinically meaningful measures (or “selection
criteria”) established with expert physicians’ and
medical organizations’ recommendations. The goal is
to help consumers find healthcare facilities that have
demonstrated better overall outcomes (e.g., fewer
medical complications, fewer readmissions and higher
survival rates) in the delivery of specialty care. For
each specialty area, BCBS does a thorough review of
nationally established measures and includes input
from expert physicians and medical organizations.
Doctors Hospital has met the criteria to be designated
as a Center of Distinction in the following:
Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery:
provide comprehensive inpatient spine surgery
services including discectomy, fusion and
Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip
Replacement: provide comprehensive inpatient
knee and hip replacement services, including
total knee replacement and total hip replacement
The Joseph M. Still Burn Center is verified by the
American Burn Association. Burn Center Verification
is a joint program of the American Burn Association
(ABA) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
To achieve verification, a burn center must meet
the rigorous standards for organizational structure,
personnel qualifications, facilities resources and
medical care services set out in the in the ABA chapter
on Guidelines for the Operation of Burn Centers
in the ACS publication on Resources For Optimal
Care Of The Injured Patient 2006. Elements of this
voluntary program include completion of a prereview
questionnaire and an in-depth on-site review
by members of the ABA Verification Committee. A
written report by the site visit team is reviewed by the
ABA Verification Committee and by the Committee on
Trauma of the ACS.